Woman, daughter the victims
A 34-year-old woman and her five-year-old daughter were found murdered under mysterious circumstances at their residence in Rohini here on Thursday. The throats of both the victims, Yasmeen and Sofia, were slit.
Yasmeen lived with her husband Aslam Ali and their daughter Sofia on the first floor of the house in C Block of Rohini Sector 1 while their four other children, all sons, are away studying at a boarding school in Kozhikode, Kerala.
Aslam, who is a sanitary fitting contractor, had left home in the morning for a project site near his house. He told the police that a few hours later when he was on his way home for lunch he met an acquaintance near his house. Even as he was engaged in a conversation with the acquaintance, a neighbour told him that smoke was coming out of his house. Suspecting something amiss, Aslam rushed in and found an injured Yasmeen lying in a pool of blood on the floor and Sofia in a similar condition on a bed. Aslam made a call to the Police Control Room around 2-15 p.m.
The police rushed both to a nearby hospital where they were declared brought dead.
Aslam purportedly told the police that the assailants had also tried to burn Yasmeen and in his attempt to save her he sustained burn injuries.
A senior police officer said they were verifying the sequence of events narrated by Aslam.
Neighbours of the victims said they were inside their homes and did not see anyone entering or leaving the house.
No forced entry
The police ruled out forced entry and said they are investigating the case from all angles. Aslam’s brother Ashraf said some gold jewellery was missing from the house. Aslam has seven brothers, all of whom live in close vicinity.
No arrests have been made so far.